National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2019, 52741-52742 [2019-21626]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Presidential Documents 52741 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9935 of September 27, 2019 National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Since our Nation’s earliest days, hunting and fishing have remained enduring pastimes that are inextricably linked to the American experience. For the first American settlers and Native Americans, hunting and fishing were a means of survival. Today, hunters and anglers of all ages carry on these traditions in the spirit of rugged individualism to provide for their families and to show the next generation of Americans the splendor of the great outdoors. On National Hunting and Fishing Day, we celebrate their stewardship of the natural world, their contributions to our thriving economy, and America’s abundant natural resources and beauty. Our lands and waters have long been among our Nation’s greatest national treasures, and sportsmen and women are at the forefront of conservation efforts to sustain them for centuries to come. Hunters and anglers play an integral role in maintaining the health of our Nation’s ecosystems and preserving our country’s private and public lands for wildlife and all those who love the outdoors. They understand the relationship between humankind and nature, and they cultivate a profound respect for our natural resources, passing on values that have strengthened generations of American families and communities. Hunters and anglers also play a vital role in fueling our robust economy. Wildlife-related recreation supports 480,000 jobs annually, and more than 100 million Americans participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016. These people included approximately 46 million hunters and anglers, who spent more than $70 billion on equipment, travel, and other expenses, underscoring the importance of hunting and fishing to both our economy and our way of life. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 To further promote participation in hunting and fishing, my Administration remains committed to facilitating greater access to the boundless opportunities afforded by our great outdoors. We have opened or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on nearly 1.8 million acres of lands and waters. In March, I signed into law the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which designates new acreage as wilderness areas and increases access to public lands and waters for hunters and anglers to enjoy. Today, we recognize the ways in which hunters and anglers embody the American values of freedom and self-reliance, and we encourage all Americans to enjoy the natural beauty of the United States. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 28, 2019, as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I call upon the people of the United States to join me in recognizing the contributions of America’s hunters and anglers, and all those who work to conserve our Nation’s fish and wildlife resources. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02OCD2.SGM 02OCD2 52742 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2019–21626 Filed 10–1–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:29 Oct 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\02OCD2.SGM 02OCD2 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC3 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 2, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 52741-52742]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-21626]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 52741]]


                Proclamation 9935 of September 27, 2019

                
National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2019

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Since our Nation's earliest days, hunting and fishing 
                have remained enduring pastimes that are inextricably 
                linked to the American experience. For the first 
                American settlers and Native Americans, hunting and 
                fishing were a means of survival. Today, hunters and 
                anglers of all ages carry on these traditions in the 
                spirit of rugged individualism to provide for their 
                families and to show the next generation of Americans 
                the splendor of the great outdoors. On National Hunting 
                and Fishing Day, we celebrate their stewardship of the 
                natural world, their contributions to our thriving 
                economy, and America's abundant natural resources and 
                beauty.

                Our lands and waters have long been among our Nation's 
                greatest national treasures, and sportsmen and women 
                are at the forefront of conservation efforts to sustain 
                them for centuries to come. Hunters and anglers play an 
                integral role in maintaining the health of our Nation's 
                ecosystems and preserving our country's private and 
                public lands for wildlife and all those who love the 
                outdoors. They understand the relationship between 
                humankind and nature, and they cultivate a profound 
                respect for our natural resources, passing on values 
                that have strengthened generations of American families 
                and communities.

                Hunters and anglers also play a vital role in fueling 
                our robust economy. Wildlife-related recreation 
                supports 480,000 jobs annually, and more than 100 
                million Americans participated in wildlife-related 
                activities in 2016. These people included approximately 
                46 million hunters and anglers, who spent more than $70 
                billion on equipment, travel, and other expenses, 
                underscoring the importance of hunting and fishing to 
                both our economy and our way of life.

                To further promote participation in hunting and 
                fishing, my Administration remains committed to 
                facilitating greater access to the boundless 
                opportunities afforded by our great outdoors. We have 
                opened or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities on 
                nearly 1.8 million acres of lands and waters. In March, 
                I signed into law the John D. Dingell, Jr. 
                Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, which 
                designates new acreage as wilderness areas and 
                increases access to public lands and waters for hunters 
                and anglers to enjoy. Today, we recognize the ways in 
                which hunters and anglers embody the American values of 
                freedom and self-reliance, and we encourage all 
                Americans to enjoy the natural beauty of the United 
                States.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim September 28, 2019, 
                as National Hunting and Fishing Day. I call upon the 
                people of the United States to join me in recognizing 
                the contributions of America's hunters and anglers, and 
                all those who work to conserve our Nation's fish and 
                wildlife resources.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-seventh day of September, in the year of our 
                Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of 
                the United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2019-21626
Filed 10-1-19; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P